I'm not the guy I tried to be (2013 remake)

by dave graney

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I’m not the guy I tried to be (2013 remake) is the first single in a series of individual digital releases planned by dave graney for 2013.

This is a remake of a song that closed the 2012 album “you’ve been in my mind” by dave graney and the mistLY. Here it is recast in acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars strummed by dave graney against a sweet rush of vibes and bass xylophone (wooden blocks/keys like a marimba) played by longtime collaborator clare moore.


“the song was inspired by something Willie Nelson said at a show once. The groove is JJ Cale. I like to have another shot at some songs, just to see how it flies with different fins on…The radio was full of adult country pop when I was a kid. Add this one to the pile.”
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I’m not the guy I tried to be (2013 remake) is a digital only single and is available now…..

lyrics

I’m not the guy I tried to be and tryin’ was
what I brought to the scene?
the wanting- to reach for so long

even when everybody knew it was hopeless
I saw my friends turn away, shuffle their feet and cough
I’m still standin’ here where I always have been

I’m not the guy I tried to be
now I have to find a new way to live
to move through the world
once I had so many futures
I was furious - goin’ forward
nothing held-I didn’t grab-nothing took
I’m standing here where I always have been

I’m the only one who knows how short I fell
I’m the only one who knows what I was jumpin’
in society I move where I can
inside I sit corrected
I’m not the guy I tried to be
I’m not the guy I tried to be

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released February 24, 2013
dave graney - 12 and 6 string acoustic , bass and lead vocals.
clare moore- bass xylophone and backing vocals.

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dave graney and the mistLY Melbourne, Australia

Releasing a digital track every month since February 2016.

dave graney and the mistLY are a rock band from Melbourne, Australia.Dave Graney and Clare Moore were once in the Moodists, singer and drummer respectively.Then there was the Coral Snakes and the Dave Graney Show and the Lurid Yellow Mist and now the mistLY.
Stu Thomas on bass since 2004 and Stuart Perera on guitar since 1998
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